Author Archives: Carolyn Cox


Zero Food Miles at Rockys Café & Restaurant

The desire to become more environmentally friendly spurred Rocky and Jeeva, the owners of Rockys Restaurant and Café, in Mt Albert to sign up for the Albert Eden Sustainable Business Programme led by Green Business HQ.    “We really want to be environmentally friendly and to do something to give back to the community” says […]

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DIY Dog Composter Workshop

At Green Business HQ we love dogs. Especially zero waste dogs.  Join us for a fun, hands on workshop to create your own dog poo composter. All tools and materials are provided. We’ve gathered together a selection of preloved resources through Ecomatters Adopt A Resource programme so nothing new will be used. Plus walking the […]

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Plastic Shopping Bag Ban Starts – 1 July 2019

New Zealand’s plastic shopping bag ban comes into effect on 1 July 2019. The ban applies to all new or unused plastic shopping bags, with carry handles that are less than 70 microns thick, including plastics made from bio-based materials such as starch and plastics that are designed to be degradable, biodegradable or oxo-degradable and […]

B Corp Certification Taking Off

Businesses across the world are starting 2019 off with a strong focus on proving their sustainability credentials with an ever growing customer focus on these. Over 75 percent of millennials check for a products sustainability credentials. Green Business HQ has completed two B Corp impact assessments for submission already this year. Demand globally is unprecedented […]

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Climate Talks in Auckland

A one hour workshop on climate change for your workplace, classroom or group! This 60 minute workshop is designed to kickstart positive climate action in our workplaces, schools and communities. Delivered in your meeting room, classroom or hall. In this session: We’ll cover the basics of climate change, what it is, why it’s happening and […]

How to Create a Great Sustainability Campaign

This is hands down my favourite sustainability book – Patagonia’s: Tools for Grassroots Activists.  Based on more than 20 years of annual conferences on this topic this is a great guide for best practice for those in the environmental movement. If you run an environmental NGO, are thinking of starting your own campaign or work in […]

10 Steps to a Zero Waste Office

Here are 10 simple steps to reduce and hopefully one day eliminate waste in your office: Find Your Champions – many people love recycling, in fact they are passionate about it, it drives them nuts to see things being wasted or put in the wrong bin. These are your people. Find them. Organise a recycling party, […]